Hydrogen, agreement for first terminal in Germany
Project to import green ammonia to Hamburg from 2026
"A milestone for the growth of the hydrogen economy in Germany and the entire European market."
This is how German Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck described the decision to build
Germany's first large-scale green ammonia import terminal at the port of Hamburg, which will be
operational by 2026.
The project, announced on Thursday, will involve importing green ammonia produced by Air Products in Saudi Arabia to the Hamburg logistics hub of Oiltanking Deutschland (a subsidiary of Mabanaft), where Air Products will be responsible for converting it into hydrogen to be then distributed to end consumers.
Air Products will also be able to deliver to Hamburg green ammonia produced by its partners in other parts of the world, a statement informs.
Minister Habeck mentioned that Germany is already building infrastructure for H2 production, but will also need substantial imports to meet the expected demand in the coming years.
In addition to Habeck, Hamburg Mayor Peter Tschentscher, Hamburg Port Authority Chairman Jens Meier, Air Products CEO Seifi Ghasemi, and Mabanaft's SVP New energy, Chemicals & Gas, Volker Ebeling, were attending the project announcement.
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18 November 2022 - 19:12 CET